INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC BACTERIOLOGY Vol. 16,
3 July 1966 pp. 313-340 METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZATION
E. B. Shirling and D. Gottlieb Department of Botany and Bacteriology Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio and Department of Plant Pathology University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois ABSTRACT. The methods used by collaborators in the International Streptomyces Project
for. emendation of descriptions of type and neotype strains of the genus Streptomyces (Actinomycetales) are presented. An international cooperative effort, now in progress,
directed toward collection of type cultures
the Strepto- myces species for deposition with the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS), Baarn. From this center the ref- erence cultures will be supplied to other culture collections so that they are available throughout the world. An essential adjunct to this activity
the redescription of each type culture in terms of currently acceptable cri- teria and methods. Theurgent need for an authentic refer- ence collection, accompanied by standardized characteriza- tions for each species, has been pointed out by spokesmen for the several meetings and conferences which culminated in this project. (See, for example, Gottlieb, 1959, 1961; Kiister, 1959; Krasil'nikov, I961
investi- gatorst representing
countries are participating in this research. Each culture
described independently by three of these cooperating specialists in different laboratories before it
deposited in the reference collection. This project
supported in part by
research grant from the National Science Foundation,
A. The Subcommittee on Actinomycetes of the Committee on Taxonomy, A.
M. and the Subcommittee on,Taxonomy
the International Committee on Bacteriological Nomenclature are co-sponsoring advisors. Participants in the 1964-1965 studies are listed on p. 338.